December 20, 2008

'08's Music to Love More Than Music: Extras for whatever reason

First, before I fully get into the wrap-up list, I need to address a few albums that will not be on the list.

Albums that were released LAST year that no one seems to remember the release date of:

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Oh man, whatever possessed me to not write about this last year is completely unknown to me, because I rocked Kids in my eardrums in to the darker days of last December, and well into the next year. As summer came and MGMT got the recognition they deserve I found that their songs were being rocked at every party I went to, and rightfully so. This pair has molded what could possibly be considered one of my favorite albums of the decade. Unstopable beats and tones, it's just spectacular. It did, however, come out last year. It would not have beaten Neon Bible out of my top spot, but it would have landed somewhere just below. Ch-Ch-Check it out:
MGMT - Kids
MGMT - Electric Feel
MGMT - Time To Pretend

The Raveonettes - Lust, Lust, Lust
Still a damn good album. Still one of my all time favorites of all time (See original review)
The Raveonettes - Hallucinations
The Raveonettes - Dead Sound
The Raveonettes - Aly, Walk With Me

Albums that I did listen to, but was heavily disappointed in, for whatever reason:
Mindless Self Indulgence - If
I don't think I could have said it better earlier. (See original review)

Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
I tried. I really did. Some of my friends just adored this album, and my friends, I like to think, have good taste in music, so things just weren't adding up when I found no enjoyment in this album. I listened to it a good five times before I gave up. It was all flash and glitter, but no substance. "Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?" was just such a good record that to come out with this is just a slap in the face. Maybe Hissing was just an un-top-able album, or maybe our man Barnes was going for a spiritless, empty sound. If he was, then bravo.

The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed
I love the Streets. I heard that his accent was faked, and I didnt mind either way, because I like his music. This album was a complete turn off. I'm just going to forget that it happened. If his next record is loveable, then I'll hold nothing against Mr. Skinner, but this album is just unacceptable. I say this because I love his older stuff, and am disappointed with this release. Also because I know in the long run my words won't actually hurt him. I wouldn't be saying this about an artists who is just finding their stride. Mike is a great musician, I think that this album is just a sound that he and I don't agree on.

The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
There was SO much freaking hype around this album. There were 2 or 3 songs I found to be interesting. I have a feeling they all come alive during the live show. I do, however, expect that their next album will be awesome. This is not a bad record, it's just not a great record.

[EDIT: (2008/12/21)
I forgot to mention:
Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III
Seriously Lil' Wayne? I couldn't have ripped this apart better than when I did it the first time. (See original review)]

1 comment:

JJ said...

ting tings suck so hard.

i have no idea what anyone sees in them